1. Are NHL Referees More to Blame Than Brendan Shanahan?

    With each passing day in the first round of the NHL playoffs, it seems discipline – or more accurately, the lack of it – has taken center stage...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about 2 years ago 484 reads 0 comments

  2. Stepping in It: Henry, Hamilton and Braun in Baseball's Recent PR Blunders

    I’ ve worked in baseball for quite a while, and much of my work has been dedicated at least in part to public relations. At the minor league level, PR responsibilities are very different than in the major leagues...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 2 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant, Call Of Duty and Social Responsibility Among Athletes

    An ESPN.com headline yesterday directed me to a story about Kobe Bryant and the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” but from a decidedly different point of view...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 3 years ago 1,499 reads 7 comments

  4. Tiger Woods: Return at the Masters is the Right Thing

    Author's Note: This article was written Monday night, hours before Tiger made it known that he would in fact make the Masters his first event of the season...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 395 reads 12 comments

  5. Italian Soccer: Crackdown on Blasphemy, A Policy in Vain

    “Oh God!” The phrase can mean a lot of things in the context of a sporting event: Exasperation after a bad play, disagreement with an official’s call, or merely a casual request for divine intervention...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 262 reads 2 comments

  6. Johnny Damon's Mistake

    Johnny Damon blew it. And not by signing with the Detroit Tigers a few days ago. That was just more fallout. No, Damon blew it in December 2005, when he agreed to sign a free agent contract with the New York Yankees...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 952 reads 12 comments

  7. Rivalry Day: Pressure, Hate, and Too Much Talent

    A few thoughts two-thirds of the way through Rivalry Day in Winter Olympic hockey…   Intensity I have watched hockey all my life, and never have I seen an entire period played with the ...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 1,062 reads 0 comments

  8. The Winter Olympics, And Why I Hate Everyone Now

    The Winter Olympics are underway. I know, I know, you may not have known had it not been for all the Olympic-themed commercials hitting the airwaves...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 550 reads 1 comments

  9. Brendan Burke and the Question of a Gay Athlete in Sports

    Brendan Burke died Friday. Never heard of him? Maybe I should rephrase it in a way that you might better recognize him...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 1,161 reads 4 comments

  10. McGwire Took Steroids… Now Get Over It

    Mark McGwire 's admission Monday that he did in fact use steroids during his career was as surprising as a Milton Bradley meltdown...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 4 years ago 139 reads 1 comments

  11. Drugs And the New Age of Presumed Guilt

    I read with both interest and disappointment the recent developments in the story of Jordan Schafer, a top minor leaguer for the Atlanta Braves. For those who are unaware, Schafer was the No...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about over 5 years ago 205 reads 3 comments

  12. Red Sox & Rays: Keep Your Friends Close, Your Enemies Closer

    The Boston Red Sox head to Tampa Bay Friday night as the Sox and Rays open the American League Championship Series. The two teams battled often during the regular season—quite literally, with a notable brawl on June 5...

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about almost 6 years ago 307 reads 5 comments

  13. Red Sox vs. Angels Postmortem

    Several thoughts on the Boston Red Sox defeat of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League Division Series.....

    Mike Lieberman Written by Mike Lieberman about almost 6 years ago 837 reads 7 comments